HARMAN’s JBL Unveils VTX F Series for VTX Line Arrays

JBL_FSeries-0114The VTX F Series from HARMAN’s JBL group is a line of two-way multi-purpose loudspeakers for JBL’s VTX Series line arrays. The F Series includes three models: the F12 and F15 full-range loudspeakers and the F18S subwoofer.

The VTX F12 and F15 loudspeakers feature the large-format JBL D2 dual diaphragm dual driver employed in the VTX V25 full size line array loudspeaker and the M2 Master Reference Monitor. All F Series models also feature JBL’s lightweight, high-power Differential Drive transducer technology.

The VTX F12 is a bi-amplified two-way enclosure that features a Progressive Transition Waveguide (90×50 degrees) and the 2262H 12-inch diameter (3-inch) dual voice coil, neodymium Differential Drive, Direct Cooled transducer. It boasts power handling (AES 2-hour) of 1,000 watts continuous, 4000 watts peak (low frequency) and 200 watts continuous, 800 watts peak (high frequency).

The F15 is a bi-amplified two-way enclosure that features a Progressive Transition Waveguide (90×50 degrees) and the 2265H 15-inch diameter (3-inch) dual voice coil, neodymium Differential Drive, Direct Cooled transducer. It offers power handling (AES 2-hour) of 1,000 watts continuous, 4000 watts peak (low frequency) and 200 watts continuous, 800 watts peak (high frequency).

The F12 and F15 are optimized for use with Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers and Crown VRack amplifier management systems, while both models also include BSS Audio OmniDriveHD V5 processing and JBL HiQnet Performance Manager control.

The F12 and F15 also offer attractive installation features including: a pole-mount socket, four NL4 connectors for discrete cabling, 14 M10 mount points and an optional universal bracket.

The VTX F18S is a powerful subwoofer in a compact form factor, designed for drum/DJ monitoring and small/medium format front-of-house applications. It features the 2269H Differential Driver 18-inch transducer, with high power handling (AES 2-hour) of 2,000 watts continuous, 8000 watts peak and massive linear excursion capability (3.5 inches peak to peak). The F18S is reverse-cardioid arrayable and features a reinforced M20 extension rod receptacle, 16 M10 mount points, four convenience handle locations and stacking feet and recesses.

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Here are all the specs.